Lyn Govette. Unsettled, digitally printed painted, hand, and machine stitched Kona cotton, 2017.
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Exhibit: "Intersectionality" - Ceramics and Photos by Nick Boismenu and Lyn Govette

  • 09/29-10/20
  • 9:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Owen Hall - Second Floor Gallery

UNC Asheville will feature works by visiting artists Lyn Govette and Nick Boismenu in a new exhibition, Intersectionality, Sept. 29 - Oct. 20 in the Second Floor Gallery in Owen Hall on campus. A reception with the artists will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are both free and open to everyone.

Govette's work features photographs taken at Looney Ridge in Wise County, Va., where mountaintop removal coal mining has occurred. "I chose to examine the landscape left behind photographically as the first step in this process of creating a visual narrative of my response to mountaintop removal," Govette said. "The digitally re-imaged textiles displayed on the walls of the gallery portray the ridge’s powerful yet fragile nature. There is a complexity to this issue of coal mining and the impact its presence has had on our lives and the disappearance of coal as resource will have when it is gone. The portrayal of this knotty issue is to be expressed by the layering, piecing and stitching back into the images."

Govette holds an MFA with a concentration in fibers from East Tennessee State University, and was co-curator of the Behind the Lens exhibit at Tipton Gallery in Johnson City, Tenn., in 2015.

Boismenu's work explores abstract expressionism through assembling traditional utilitarian pots into sculptures. "My work exhibits a non-art object, the ceramic vessel, crafted to lack any surface design which might prompt the viewer to analyze the vessels individually, presented within an assemblage paradigm" Boismenu explained. "The purpose of their presentation within the assemblage paradigm is to act as a prompt for critical analysis and inform the viewer that the sculpture as a whole is meant to be evaluated as assemblage art."

Boismenu is a third-year Master of Fine Arts candidate at East Tennessee State University. He did his thesis exhibition at Reece Museum at ETSU.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call UNC Asheville’s Department of Art at 828.251.6559, or visit

Contact for this event:

  • Department of Art and Art History
  • 828.251.6559